Perspectives on Technology

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CUP Archive, Jul 30, 1976 - Business & Economics - 353 pages
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Perspectives on Technology consists of papers written by Nathan Rosenberg over a ten-year period, from the early 1960s to the early 1970s. Their origin was in Professor Rosenberg's interest in long-term economic growth processes and, especially, in the behaviour of industrializing societies. The form and direction which this book has taken reflect two basic influences: (1) a growing awareness of the centrality of technological phenomena in generating economic growth, and (2) a growing sense that, in spite of the basic and genuine insights into technological phenomena provided by the neo-classical economics, a deeper and richer understanding of the phenomena can only be achieved by a willingness to step outside the limited intellectual boundaries of this mode of reasoning.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Technological change in the machine tool industry
9
Problems in the economists conceptualization of
61
Neglected dimensions in the analysis of economic
85
inducement
108
Karl Marx on the economic role of science
126
Capital goods technology and economic growth
141
Economic development and the transfer of
151
Factors affecting the diffusion of technology
189
an economic
213
the
229
Innovative responses to materials shortages
249
Science invention and economic growth
260
Epilogue
280
Notes
290
Index
343

Selection and adaptation in the transfer of
173

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Rosenberg-Stanford Univ. Stanford, California

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